Neighbors oppose Tualatin composting plans

Neighbors oppose Tualatin composting plans

Tualatin-based Grimm's Fuel Company faced opposition from neighbors when it sought to renew its solid waste disposal permit last week.

Grimm’s Fuel Company has run its compost site on Cipole Road since 1980, but during last week’s public hearing, DEQ representatives heard from several neighbors concerned by what they took to be the facility’s expansion plans, included in the permit.

Grimm’s currently accepts Type 1 and Type 2 feedstocks, which include yard and garden waste, wood waste and vegetative food waste, as well as animal manure and bedding.

The new draft permit includes a preliminary application for Type 3 feedstocks, which includes meat and dairy waste as well as industrial post-consumer waste.

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